EDITING STEAM DOCUMENTARY FOR SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP

STEAM DOCUMENTARY FOR SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP AND NETWORK RAIL

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester has a unique claim to fame. It is the site of the world's first passenger railway. One of its most popular activities was being able to board a replica of one of the world's first steam engines, Planet and go for a short ride on this train on still existing tracks. An actual time machine if you like. Regeneration of the immediate area though meant that this popular activity might be affected and have a much smaller section of track to run on. 

It was decided by the Science Museum Group and a partner, Network Rail, that a series of films be made to celebrate and preserve the Planet steam train legacy.

The excerpt below is one of the films that was made to celebrate Planet. The documentary looked at the history of the replica train and how it came into being, interviewing key people and including never before shot drone footage of the train and site.


As with all the projects I work on, making something engaging, informative and high quality; in the style of a piece you might see on BBC 4, was key.

The documentary was offline edited in FCP X and then graded and online edited in Davinci Resolve. With the footage being a mixture of BMPCC and Canon 5D Mark II. All the sound FX's and atmos were recorded on site in order to create an authentic sound mix, rather than relying on library sound effects.

I hope you enjoyed this film and should you wish to contact me for editing work please don't hesitate to use the contact section in the left hand margin or call me on 07807 526 691. If you prefer email, my address is andyswarbrickeditor@gmail.com




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